Ibrahim Waziri Jr.
I am currently an Information Security Officer/Research Engineer at Apogee Research and an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Marymount University.
Previously, I was an IT specialist at Purdue Graduate School, Cybersecurity Analyst at US International Trade Commission, Cyber Anti-Fraud Analyst at RSA, and a Research Assistant at Georgia Southern University.
I did my Ph.D in Information Security at Purdue University, where I worked on DDoS Attacks, and Cloud Security under the supervision of Professor(s): Victor Raskin, Samuel Wagstaff, Eric Dietz, Julia M Taylor, and Baijian Yang. My research focused on an algorithm that optimizes the performance of packet filters in hybrid networks.
I did my Masters in Applied Engineering at Georgia Southern University, where I worked with Professor Jordan Shropshire, as a research assistant working on the NSF grant project: Securing Cloud Infrastracture. The research project involves finding and exploiting vulnerabilites in virtualization and cloud platforms, such as Xen Hypercalls, OpenStack and Hyper-V. My masters research under the supervision of Prof. Shropshire focused on Hardware & Software Firewalls, Load testers, Endurance Testing, and DDoS Attacks.
I did my undergrad in Electronics and Computer Engineering at Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria.
In the Fall of 2013 and Summer of 2014, I lead the annual War Games held at Georgia Southern University. In 2015, I served as a Session Chair at the 2015 IEEE SouthEast Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and also at the 2015 IEEE CSCloud Conference in Manhattan, NY. I currently volunteer as a research advisor at The GCSC as a member of the rag-p, rag-i, and rag-t groups.
I Waziri Jr.,  "Packet Filter Performance Monitor." - Purdue CERIAS (2016)
I Waziri Jr.,  "Website Forgery: Understanding Phishing Attacks and Nontechnical Countermeasures." - 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud)
I Waziri Jr., S Liles,  "Basic Dynamic Processes Analysis of Malware in Hypervisors: Type I and II." - CERIAS Reports and Paper Archive
I Waziri Jr., J Shropshire,  "A Heuristic Migration Logic Between Firewalls in a Federated Cloud Network." - IEEE SoutheastCon
I Waziri Jr., R Sitarz,  "Digital Forensics: The Need for An Official Governing Body." - CERIAS Reports and Paper Archive
I Waziri Jr.,  A "Federated Architecture for Heuristics Packet Filtering in Cloud Networks." - Georgia Southern University - Digital Commons (2016)
I Waziri Jr., T Mirzoev, J Shropshire,  "Comparison of Control And Hardware-Based Filtering Architectures." - International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation
I Waziri Jr., T Mirzoev,  "No-Filtering and Hardware Based Filtering Architectures in Networks." - Computer Science for the Information Society 4, 35-42
TeachingIT 520A: Enterprise Infrastracture & Networks - Spring 2018
IT 530A: Computer Security - Fall 2017
IT 5434: Network Security - Spring 2014
IT 4335: Network Architecture - Spring 2014
IT 1130: Intro to IT - Fall 2013